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Coping mechanism for managing COVID-19 related anxiety

We can all agree that the global pandemic of COVID 19 was not part of our plans for 2020. It caught us off guard and for those who suffer from anxiety it has become an additional trigger. Our lives as we know it is changing daily as the government makes decisions to manage the global crisis. “Everyone must practice social distancing until further notice.” Gone … Continue reading Coping mechanism for managing COVID-19 related anxiety

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Let’s Talk Mental Health. Why I’m making a documentary.

Every two seconds somebody Googles ‘depression’ in the UK and whilst in recent years we have seen a transformation in attitudes towards talking about mental health, I am part of a community where silence remains golden. Mental health conditions such as depression are looked at as a form of weakness in the Black community; a thing you “just work through it” on your own. Depression … Continue reading Let’s Talk Mental Health. Why I’m making a documentary.

Fight the feeling and do it anyway

I don’t feel like …… today! Not feeling like it, is not a good enough reason to abandon your plans. Many times we fail to achieve our goals, due to lack of discipline. We rely on short burst of motivation in order to do what’s necessary. As a Christian, the fight against feelings is crucial in order to live righteously. God commands us to do … Continue reading Fight the feeling and do it anyway

Taking back control from your 9-5.

Hi readers, I have been silent for a while so it wouldn’t be right to start this post without a life update.

The last 6 months of my life has been quite interesting. I went from working for myself to working for a company. All choices I made deliberately however transitioning into a full time “9-5” has not been easy.

In case you’re curious, I did a masters in Management Consulting and within a few months of graduation I decided to give contracting as an independent consultant a go. This turned out to be an amazing experience.

I was stunned at the level of confidence my client had in me, truth be told when I sent my initial proposal I wasn’t sure what the response would be. It was one of those decisions I had to talk myself into. The fear of rejection was there but I reminded myself of one of my favourite quotes and decided to proceed anyway.

“Do not anticipate failure before you’ve been giving the opportunity to succeed.”

After coming to the conclusion that I was ready and more than equipped for this challenge, I hit send and the rest is history.

In my short time as a contractor I throughly enjoyed being able to manage my own time and having the ownership to make decisions that would benefit my client. The best part was working with a team who made me feel welcome and supported me throughout the project. It is rare for clients to make you feel like almost one of their own. Transition from a placement student to a paid consultant was interesting. In the process I developed a number of transferable skills that has been instrumental in my current role. I may dedicate another blog to explaining the challenges of transitioning from a student to a professional. To be honest I will most likely ask a few trusted professional to contribute their learnings to this as I am relatively a newbie and still transitioning . I’d love to know if this is something you’ll be interested in reading so feel free to leave a comment.

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Motivation is short-lived, what you really need is self-awareness and discipline.

Dear readers, how is 2019 going for you? The above is not a rhetorical question, I am genuinely interested in how the start of your year has been. Of course, we are all probably experiencing different things but that is what makes life interesting. Have you been able to commit to your new year resolution? or have you come to the realisation that just like … Continue reading Motivation is short-lived, what you really need is self-awareness and discipline.

Take responsibility for your inaction.

Have you ever looked back at some of your past experiences and thought to yourself, who the hell was I  back then? LOL thank God for personal growth and development because I’ve definetly had some not so fine moments. Enough about me, this weeks blog post is inspired by some good old eavesdropping. Photo by Sm_grams I was walking to the student union at my university, when I overheard … Continue reading Take responsibility for your inaction.

Social media addiction is real. (Check yourself)

This blog begins with a series of questions typically used to assess individuals level of obsession with social media. Please take a minute to answer them, it’ll give you some insight into whether you potential have an addiction to social media. Do you spend a lot of time thinking about social media or planning to use social media? Do you feel urges to use social media … Continue reading Social media addiction is real. (Check yourself)

Be woke in the process of achieving your career goals!!

After a long day at work, I am usually very exhausted. I literally sit on the edge of my bed for 5 minutes before attempting to offload my things. I think…. “in the grand scheme of things has anything I’ve done today helped in achieving any of my future goals.”  This thought usually results in two very different things, depending on the kind of day that I’ve … Continue reading Be woke in the process of achieving your career goals!!